Category Archives: Ostomy

My First Complete Semester with Crohn’s Disease by Lauren Beach

I am proud and thankful to say that I have finally made it through an entire semester of college. No surgeries, no major flare-ups, no hospitalizations – just a normal old semester. Or at least as normal as a girl at college with Crohn’s and an ostomy can get. I got … Read More

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Opening Up About My Crohn’s Disease by Lauren Beach (IIF Scholarship Winner)

If I was asked to write a piece like this two years ago, I think my response to it would have been completely different, in fact, I am not sure I wouldhave even been able to answer the question at all. “How do I decide to tell people I have Crohn’s … Read More

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IBD Is Different For Everyone, Even In The Same Family.

As an IBD advocate I find myself talking about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis all the time.  Over the past few years I’ve been amazed at how many families have multiple members with an IBD.  My family has two members who are affected by Crohn’s disease.  Not only do I have … Read More

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Jennifer Aniston Makes A Comment About Ostomies

A few weeks ago I was told about something that shocked me. Apparently while being interviewed by Extra, Jennifer Aniston made a comment about a possible friends reunion, saying: “I think we’re getting to the point where we’re going to be friends with wheelchairs and colostomy bags.” While this comment isn’t … Read More

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Bob Baker Never Stays Quiet About His Ulcerative Colitis and Ostomy

Bob Baker is a true inspiration.  He’s battled ulcerative colitis for years, lives with an ostomy and also is a cancer survivor. Here is just a portion of his story, which he shared with the Intense Intestines Foundation for our Never Stay Quiet campaign. Never Stay Quiet! To help others with … Read More

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Our First Intense Intestines Scholarship Winner: Lauren Beach Shares Some Of Her IBD Story

​Hi everyone! My name is Lauren Beach and I am so thankful to announce that I am the winner of the first ever-Intense Intestines Foundation Scholarship. I am so blessed to have not only won, but to be the first winner of the scholarship. It is my hope that this scholarship … Read More

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Sara Ringer of Inflamed and Untamed Shares Her IBD Story

We were happy to have Sara Ringer of Inflamed and Untamed attend the 2nd Annual Climb for Crohn’s & Colitis this year.  While she was in our neck of the woods, we were happy that she offered to share her IBD and J-pouch story with us for our Never Stay Quit … Read More

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Brian Hikes and Climbs the 46 High Peaks for IBD and Ostomy Awareness

  Hello I.I.F. Supporters, As many of you know, I suffer from severe Crohn’s disease and have an ileostomy. The journey of my life so far has not been the easiest, but I believe in living life to the fullest and not letting my disease get in the way of that … Read More

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Riding the Five Boro Bike Tour for Crohn’s, Colitis & Ostomy Awareness

This May 5th  the Intense Intestines Foundation has a team of riders which will be riding through all five boroughs of New York City for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ostomy awareness. The 44 mile ride goes through the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, and of course Manhattan.  Covering many well … Read More

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March Partnership with Awestomy

We’re proud to announce our March partnership with Awestomy.  Awestomy is an amazing company helping those with ostomies and raising awareness for the cause. Awestomy makes great products for ostomy awareness and also comfort.  Their line of products range from comfortable wraps and underwear for women to wear, to shirts which … Read More

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The IIF’s New Never Stay Quiet Awareness Campaign

The Intense Intestines Foundation is always looking for new ways to reach as many people as possible and raise awareness for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ostomies.  A couple of our main goals are to show people that they can live a normal life with the right planning and preparation, as … Read More

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The Escape the Stall Campaign by the CCFA

CCFA Escape the Stall Campaign In recent days we’ve seen many posts about the new Escape the Stall campaign by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.  Social media sites have been buzzing about the campaign and many people have been sharing their feelings about the pictures the CCFA has released … Read More

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Public Bathroom With No Stall Door

Stall with no door. Sometimes there are just things that aren’t right in society.  Some of them we can’t do anything about, others though we can have a voice and make changes.  The other day I was at a local sports bar in Norwalk, CT and when I went to the … Read More

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Intense Intestines Scholarship Update

Hello IIF Followers, Recently we’ve been getting many emails about the Intense Intestines Scholarship.  We clearly see that our mission of awarding a scholarship is a necessary one.  With all of the interest in the scholarship we now know that we choose the right purpose for much of our fundraising efforts.  We thought … Read More

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Skiing and Snowboarding with an IBD or Ostomy

Many activities can look scary when having an ostomy.  Some of them are and precautions have to be made.  You should only partake in many activities if they are in a safe environment.   Skiing is a sport that some ostomates stay away from.  There are so many factors and variables that go … Read More

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